Lá na Cruite, National Harp Day - 20th Oct 2018

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National Harp Day, Lá na Cruite 2018 is October 20th. This year, National Harp Day will see more harpers playing at harp events the length and breadth of Ireland.
Now in its second year, we are finalising the programme for this wonderful day. Keep in touch on our social media channels to hear what’s happening near you.
We are keen to involve all harpers across our network. If you want to hear more or if you feel you can organise an event or participate at an event near you, please get in touch @ info@harpireland.ie / cruiteireann@gmail.com
We are delighted to announce returning venues such as DLR Lexicon and the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, Galway City Museum and Westport Town Hall … see below for details.

Click here to view press release issued 2nd October 2018

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Harp Day Events Schedule
ANTRIM Ballycastle 2pm Performance Maria McGowan and her Harp Ensemble, Clairseacha na Mara

ARMAGH Brownlow House, Lurgan 2 - 5pm Harp Fusion perform during Afternoon Tea

CORK Crawford Gallery 2pm Harp Concert with Damhnait Sweeney, Oisín Morrison and Orla Busteed

DERRY /LONDONDERRY Ulster University 12:30pm Workshops on accompaniment and technique with Gráinne Meyer and Lauren O Neill
DERRY /LONDONDERRY Ulster University 5pm Gráinne Meyer, Pedal harp, Lauren O Neill, Irish harp. Eugene McKenna and Aoibheann Devlin, early Irish harp

DOWN Canal Court Hotel, Newry 11.30am Carroll School of Harp, Sonas Harp Ensemble Performance
DOWN Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood 2pm - 4pm Performance of harpers

DUBLIN dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre. Dún Laoghaire 11:30 - 3:00pm Harpathon: Celebrate Lá na Cruite with the cream of harping talent
DUBLIN dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre. Dún Laoghaire 12:30pm Telling my harp story: Harp-making with Tomás Mac Uilleagóid
DUBLIN dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre. Dún Laoghaire 6:30pm Dinnseanchas: A collaborative song project with dlr singer in residence Lorcán Mac Mathúna featuring local harpers and singers
DUBLIN Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square 1pm Listen: Siobhan Armstrong, early harp, in concert
DUBLIN Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square 2pm Learn: Simon Chadwick,lecture on the early harp
DUBLIN Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square 3pm Play: Discover the early Irish harp with Sylvia Crawford
DUBLIN Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square 5pm Concert with renowned harpers Cormac De Barra, Siobhan Armstrong & Alannah Thornburg
DUBLIN Pearse Museum, St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham 3pm Cairde na Cruite presents Rising Stars with harpers from Louth and other counties
DUBLIN Royal Hibernian Academy 2pm Teresa O Donnell, harp, Karen Leitner, flute followed by harper-composer Anne-Marie O'Farrell,harp
DUBLIN Royal Irish Academy of Music 1pm Pop-up concert featuring RIAM's harp students

GALWAY City Museum 10am Meet the harp makers with Natalie Surina and Brian Callan
GALWAY City Museum 10:30am Meet the early Harp with Paul Dooley
GALWAY City Museum 12pm Young Galway harpers in concert
GALWAY City Museum 3-5pm Harping at St Nicholas's Collegiate Church with Kathleen Loughnane, Florianne Blancke, Úna Ní Fhlannagain and Áine Sheridan

ISLE OF MAN Villa Arcade, Douglas, Isle of Man 7:30pm Gala concert featuring Mera Boyle, BBC's Folk Musician of the year

ITALY Performance by Richard Allen

KERRY Muckross House and Traditional Farms 1pm - 4pm Concerts, workshops and Muckross Harp Trail with Harpers Deirdre Granville, Marina Biddy Blythe and Kerry Harp ensemble

KERRY Reidun's Harp Centre, Killarney 2pm-5pm Harp Session, workshop and concert performance with Reidun Schlesinger and harping friends

KILDARE McAuley Place Arts Centre, Naas 8pm Javier Sáinz and Mícheál ó Catháin perform early Irish Harp Music

LAOIS St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise 4pm Triona Marshall - harp, David Power -uilleann pipes, Music Generation Laois harp orchestra and harpettes perform the premiere of new music composed by Siobhán Buckley

LIMERICK UL Contemplative Centre/IWA 1pm Fiana Ni Chonaill's Cuisle Harp Ensemble

LOUTH County Library 11 - 12:30am Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla with Music Generation Louth Harp Junior Ensemble and Comhaltas Dún Dealgan. Followed by short 'try the harp' session

MAYO Westport Town Hall Grainne Hambly, Laoise Kelly, Mayo Music Generation

MEATH Ashbourne Library 1 - 2pm Performance by Fiona Gryson & DIT Harp Ensemble Students
MEATH George Eogan Centre 11am Dearbhail Finnegan and Meath Harp Ensemble in concert
MEATH Nobber - Nana's Kitchen 7pm Concert with Meath Harp Ensemble
MEATH Nobber - Post Office Morning Harpers from Meath Harp Ensemble
MEATH Nobber - Library Morning Harpers from Meath Harp Ensemble

SLIGO Hawk's Well Theatre 2pm Michael Rooney and Sligo harpers

ENGLAND London Performance by Janet Harbison

USA New Jersey Performance Kathy di Angelo and harper friends

WESTMEATH All Saints Church, Mullingar 7pm All Saints Music Festival with Anita O Brien & ensemble
WESTMEATH Mullingar Harp School 3pm Harp Music in Care setting with Ann-Marie O'Farrell
WESTMEATH Mullingar Library 12:45pm Performance featuring Anita O'Brien

WEXFORD Gorey Pop up concerts
WEXFORD Wexford Arts Centre 2pm Cairde Ceoil Wexford Harp Ensemble